Mustafaster wrote: Starmer doesn't really understand that PMQs is not a court of law.
His tactics of forensic questioning to trap a witness simply don't work when Boris is free to just ignore the question and has a bunch of braying chimps behind him hooting approval.
I agree that Starmer's court of law approach doesn't work but the main reason is that the jury is not watching. Starmer needs to forget about PMQs and spend his time initially on producing a set of coherent policies and then touring the country with locally-based MPs and candidates, getting those policies explained to and understood by the public.
Not so sure about that.
Nothing wrong with having coherent policies of course, but that doesn't always cut much mustard with a politically illiterate electorate, which is, sadly, the case with much of the UK.
At the last election they had some good policies. When they asked people if they were in favour of the policies the answers were largely positive.
Problem was Brexit of course, but again that's a reflection on the ignorance of the electorate.
It pains me to say that, but it's true, andthere's little point in fooling yerself.
Brexit got over the line in the referendum almost entirely due to ignorance. People were duped into believing lies.
You can only do that to an ignorant electorate.
I reckon the Johnson administration will go down in history as the worst government in modern time, but that doesn't matter either. They convinced people to vote against their own best interests yet again.
People don't take any notice of PMQs generally.
It's formulaic circus that's predictable before it starts.
You know what Starmer is going to say, and that whatever it is, Boris will reply with "World-beating vaccine roll-out Mr Speaker. !".
Added to which the Labour party is, as usual, split between the social democracy tendency and the crypto Trots.
Divided parties can never win.
My personal opinion is that the Labour party may well be effectively finished as a viable alternative government to the Tories in the UK as a whole. It's holed below the water line.
But it would be nice to see a leader with a bit of fire in the belly rip the utter bastards a new one now and again.
Fuck Parliamentary convention.Mr Speaker, the situation is now far too grave to stand on Edwardian niceties
Call him out as a swivel-eyed, indecisive, cowardly, pussy-whipped, lying scumbag, psychologically weak, with the morals and ethics of a hyena, who is dragging the country into a slow-motion trainwreck ... and be damned.
Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men.